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  • Knight, McCaul Host Law Enforcement Roundtables
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Economy and Small Business

    On Monday, July 30, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) and House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) hosted two roundtable discussions on federal and local efforts to combat human trafficking and the ongoing opioid epidemic. Held in Santa Clarita and Simi Valley, each event was attended by local government officials, law enforcement agencies, and representatives from local non-profit organizations. “Human trafficking and the opioid epidemic don’t just affect one regi... Read more

  • Knight Introduces No NATO Withdrawal Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, Representatives Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and Steve Knight (R-CA) introduced H.R. 6530, the No NATO Withdrawal Act. This legislation would reassert Congressional support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the longest-standing and most successful military alliance in the world. This bipartisan bill would prohibit funds from being used to withdraw from NATO. Additionally, it states that it is the policy of the United States to remain a member in good standin... Read more

  • Knight Introduces STEM and Trade in Schools Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Science

    On Thursday, July 19, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) introduced H.R. 6440, the STEM and Trade in Schools Act. This legislation would allow states to provide sub-awards to large school districts to implement the STEM Master Teacher Corps, a program authorized in 2015 to recruit, train, and mentor teachers in high-level STEM curricula. This additional flexibility would be combined with private sector advisory councils to ensure grant recipients align their education with local economy de... Read more

  • Knight's Small Business Bill Passes Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, the House Small Business Committee voted by a wide bipartisan majority to favorable report H.R. 6330, The Small Business Runway Extension Act, which was introduced earlier this month by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). Under existing law, the Small Business Administration (SBA) requires that businesses report their average gross receipts over the previous three years in order to be categorized as a "small" business to receive certain SBA resources and assistance. ... Read more

  • Knight Participates in NDAA Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    On Wednesday, July 12, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) participated in the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Committee "Pass the Gavel" discussion. This meeting presented an opportunity for a select group of Congressmen and Senators to discuss reconciliation between the House and Senate passed versions of the NDAA. Rep. Knight's prepared remarks can be read here. "It's an honor to again be selected as a conferee for this year's NDAA," said Rep. Knight... Read more

  • Knight introduces Small Business Runway Extension Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Small Business

    On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) introduced H.R. 6330, The Small Business Runway Extension Act. Under existing law, the Small Business Administration (SBA) requires that businesses report their average gross receipts over the previous three years in order to be categorized as a "small" business to receive certain SBA resources and assistance. This three year requirement has caused some fledgling "mid-tier" companies to be ejected from the small business category pr... Read more

  • Knight's science innovation bills pass the House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, the House of Representatives voted to approve the Department of Energy Science and Innovation Act for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. This bill, which provides policy direction and authorizes funding for ongoing science research programs, includes the provisions of H.R. 4376 and H.R. 5638, bills introduced by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA). H.R. 4376, the Department of Energy Research Infrastructure Act, authorizes infrastructure improvements and upgrades at specifie... Read more

  • Knight secures funding for vital military programs
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    On June 28, 2018, the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Defense Appropriations Act. This annual bill allocates funds to support programs and policies authorized in the National Defense Authorization Act. Among the programs supported in this bill are several priorities advocated by Representative Knight (R-CA). Many of these programs have significant development and production assets in California's 25th district. These program and brief descriptions are listed be... Read more

  • Knight introduces Solar Vets Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment, Veterans Affairs, Economy and Small Business

    Last Friday, June 22, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce H.R. 6166, Solar Vocational Education and Training for our Servicemembers (VETS) Act. The Solar VETS Act would direct the U.S. Department of Energy to implement a workforce training program to help prepare our nation's transitioning military personnel for careers in the solar energy industry. Representative Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced the bipartisan legislation with Reps. Steve Kn... Read more

  • Knight introduces bill to prevent opioid addiction among veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs, Healthcare

    Last Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) introduced H.R. 6165, the Combating Opioid Misuse Before Addiction for our Troops (COMBAT) Act, with Representative Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ) and Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA). This bipartisan bill prevents the overprescription of opioids to active duty servicemembers, their families, and retirees who use TRICARE by requiring the implementation of a seven day first-fill limit for opioid prescriptions. The COMBAT Act is sponsored ... Read more

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